Dispensing music as medicine to reduce anxiety and pain

Music has been proven to reduce anxiety by up to 44%, pain by 29% and a resulting reduction in the need for relevant drugs by 24%

(derived from an analysis of PubMed and Cochrane Library publications)

Key Facts

The Power of Music

Over 25,000 academic papers have been published, spanning 40 years that prove the benefit of music to health and well-being

Music affects more parts of the brain than any other stimulus
The human response to music is identical and innate to us all
The result is an increase in positive physiological & psychological function
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  • Reduces pain

  • Counters anxiety and stress

  • Improves medication efficiency

  • Boosts brain function

  • Improves and manages mood

  • Stimulates movement

  • Will improve sleep patterns

  • Smooths digestion

  • Improves Breathing

  • Reduces heart rate

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Reduces stress hormone Cortisol

  • Promotes Oxytocin and Dopamiene

  • Increases Immunoglobin A

Unique Technology

Dispensing Music as Medicine 

MediMusic creates individualised playlists that reduce heart rate and influences the Vagus nerve to stimulate a positive physio-endocrine response

Catalogue fingerprinted for healthcare use

The brain responds to music more than any other stimulus. Our proprietary algorithms extract the relevant features from the digital DNA of a piece of music, resulting in a fingerprint for healthcare use.

Effectiveness improved via bio-feedback loop

Using a bespoke bio-feedback loop, we are able to monitor the physiological effect of a piece of music upon a listener and swap out tracks, using AI and machine learning, that fall outside of a predicted response threshold.

Constant refinement using AI & machine learning

In addition to the track swap out process, our AI and Machine learning components influence the auto-playlist creation process as well as providing evidence-based KPIs showing the service benefit and medication cost savings.

Trial Case Study Summary

Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust logo

“The patient was a 75 year old male with Vascular Dementia and known to have sundowning behaviour, presenting agitation.
The use of the MediMusic service saw a reduction in pre/post heart rate: 76bpm initially, settling at 60bpm (22% reduction). At the end of the playlist, agitation did not resume for about an hour afterwards. This is a positive outcome.”

Dr Jacqueline Twamley, Senior Academic Research Nurse, Centre for Health Research & Innovation, NIHR Lancashire Clinical Research Facility